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Valuation
Homebuyer
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Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ickenham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ickenham

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ickenham) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ickenham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Ickenham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Ickenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Ickenham property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Ickenham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Ickenham which we wish to buy.

Stucco is a form of solid render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly attractive and is often found on Victorian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can report defects for instance horizontal pattern like cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick.

Another example of problems can possibly result be when water beneath DPCs that results in large areas of detachment. Fixing problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. Are there specific factors to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of homes. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify replacing missing or badly worn stones.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I acquire the full structural survey if buying a converted regency home in Ickenham over a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often described as a Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is now defunct and as it has been given a new moniker by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the correct name is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid 20th century of later Ickenham house built out of standard construction materials. The RICS Building Survey is definitely the right survey to go for in relation to the house described. Around 3 days following a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is supplied to the prospective purchaser summarising comprehensive and relevant advice about the construction and uses of the house. Bear in mind that certain restrictions come with a property survey - a local surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the house nor can he/she comment on efficiency of gas installations. Out buildings and boundary walls should be surveyed.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Ickenham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Ickenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Ickenham property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Ickenham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency home in Ickenham which we wish to buy.

Stucco is a form of solid render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly attractive and is often found on Victorian buildings. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can report defects for instance horizontal pattern like cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick.

Another example of problems can possibly result be when water beneath DPCs that results in large areas of detachment. Fixing problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.



Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. Are there specific factors to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of homes. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify replacing missing or badly worn stones.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I acquire the full structural survey if buying a converted regency home in Ickenham over a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often described as a Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is now defunct and as it has been given a new moniker by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the correct name is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid 20th century of later Ickenham house built out of standard construction materials. The RICS Building Survey is definitely the right survey to go for in relation to the house described. Around 3 days following a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is supplied to the prospective purchaser summarising comprehensive and relevant advice about the construction and uses of the house. Bear in mind that certain restrictions come with a property survey - a local surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the structure of the house nor can he/she comment on efficiency of gas installations. Out buildings and boundary walls should be surveyed.

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